Online Poker Training - Soliciting Opinions
Wasn't sure if this was the correct forum for this question -- if not, mods please move accordingly.
I'm considering taking some of my recent winnings and investing in 6-12 months (or longer if it continues to provide ROI) of some online poker school/training. I've looked over and read quite a bit about CardRunners, Stox, DuecesCracked, and a couple others that don't spring to mind at the moment. I've been reading every poker book I could get my hands on over the last 12-18 months, and have a sagging bookcase to prove it, but I'd like to take my education beyond the printed page (only if there is real value in doing so, obviously).
So, I'm looking for suggestions, ideally from those who have experience with one or more of these. Some criteria about me:
- I play NLHE exclusively, both FR and SnG/MTT's, usually focusing on one or the other for a period of time. I don't care for the rapid adjustments required to flip-flop back and forth, so I tend to play one for awhile, then the other. I play primarily at Stars and FT. I have UB and SportsBook accounts with a few bucks in each but I rarely if ever play them anymore.
- For FR I'm still playing micro/mini cash stakes for now. 50NL is my current comfort zone, considering a move up to 100NL later in the year.
- Right now I'm taking a break from cash after having a good run over about 6-8K hands, followed by something like a 3K hand cooler that dented my BR a bit. As a result I took a step back from FR to rethink my game and study some more, in case this was more due to leaks than variance.
- While taking some time off, I got Colin Moshman's SnG strategy book, which got me thinking about playing those for awhile. I started poking around with small stakes SnG's and MTT's, typically $6 and below, and fell right into a groove on FT. I won several $26 tokens, and used one to buy into a $25K Guaranteed with 1354 players, which I managed to win and take down over $7K a couple weeks ago. I followed that up with several small $1-$6 SnG cashes in the $25-$35 range and then another $244 2nd place win last night in a 180-player $8 MTT. So right now my comfort zone seems to be SnG/tourneys, I've not touched FR in a couple months.
I realize this is probably asked often, and I've searched briefly, but the discussion is usually between CardRunners and Stox, and I don't want to necessarily exclude the other options like DeucesCracked and others. Plus the merger of CR and Stox has changed the focus of both, so an updated review might be in order. I understand that CR is now geared to more high stakes players so it's probably not my ideal choice, but they still look "sexy" to me. DuecesCracked looks pretty slick but do they rate up there with Stox yet?
Any guidance one these or any other resources is appreciated...